The Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada periodically holds conferences bringing together Canadian and international experts and practitioners for discussion and debate.
The Institute will hold its fifth Conference on the Crown in September 2022.
June 2019: The Crown in a Time of Transition
Massey College, University of Toronto
During the Institute’s fourth Conference on the Crown, speakers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom presented papers on a wide range of topics from succession to the Throne to the evolution of the Vice-Regal Offices, the future of the monarchy in Canada, and the reserve powers of the Crown.
Essays based on the conference presentations have been published in Royal Progress: Canada’s Monarchy in the Age of Disruption (Dundurn Press, 2020) and in Issue XIV.1 of the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law (June 2020).
January 2016: The Crown in the 21st Century: Deference or Drift?
Government House, Victoria
Supported by the Government House Foundation of British Columbia, this conference extended its scope to include speakers and delegates from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
October 2012: The Crown in Canada: A Diamond Jubilee Assessment
Government House, Regina
Supported by the Government of Saskatchewan and the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy in the University of Regina.
June 2010: The Crown in Canada: Present Realities and Future Options
The Senate, Ottawa
Supported by the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University.